Simply awe inspiring!! Awesome …TWILIGHT!! — Chris Fawkes, from “Did you know there are three kinds of twilight? (BBC.co.).
Twilight can gift us some of the most spectacular atmospheric displays, a riot of shifting colours that punctuate the end of a day, or announce the arrival of a new morning.
The palate and quality of shadowless light has inspired artists, composers and authors from time immemorial and can induce feelings of awe, but also serenity.
These dazzling displays are brought to us thanks to the conjunction of the Earth’s orbital and atmospheric characteristics.
Twilight is the time, at the end of a day, between the sun setting below the local horizon and before the beginning of the night.
It is also the time between the end of the night and the sun rising above the local horizon, that marks the beginning of a new day.
From a meteorological perspective, twilight is further subdivided into three categories: Civil twilight, Nautical twilight and Astronomical twilight. These are based on how far…
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